Caravan Parking

Caravan Parking

Postby gayathri » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:04 pm

are there any parking restrictions on a caravan during the day and the night times.
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby Titch » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:12 pm

Many so more information is needed.
When? Where? what, how and why is a start.
Welcome to the forum, The more information you give US on your plans, the more advice we can give you.
And we look forward to it.
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:39 pm

Titch is right....you need to be way more specific for anyone to be able to give you some answers.

You might also like to check out the caravan forums as well.
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby gayathri » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:26 pm

gayathri wrote:are there any parking restrictions on a caravan during the day and the night times.

We are hiring a caravan during our stay in Aug. Just wanted to check if there are any restrictions to park in and around Melbourne/sydney.
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:00 am

Is this caravan that you are hiring set up for independant camping??

If not than I would plan on stopping only at caravan parks and then you will have no issues with where you park.

You can make the CP your base and sight see from there before moving on to the next CP when travelling from Melbourne to Sydney.
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby HGMonaro » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:16 pm

and, is it a caravan or a campervan.

a Caravan is towed by another vehicle, and leaving that in a street by itself while you go sightseeing would be a lot different to leaving a campervan somewhere.

Having seen many questions on caravan forums about where to stay while waiting for the ferry across to Tasmania, there doesn't seem to be many options in the city itself.

as asked above, more info required
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Re: Campervan Parking

Postby gayathri » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:09 pm

Thanks for the info. Looking at all the restrictions and hassles, we have ditched the idea of hiring a caravan. Instead we are going in for a campervan. We will be travelling all around Melbourne(Philip Island....and many other places on the Coastal route), Sydney until Gold Coast. My question will be the same again- Are there any free parking sites in these routes, any do's and dont's also pls. Appreciate your help on this
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby xmasbaby67 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:25 pm

Try buying one of the Camps 5 books as it has all the free campsites listed by area. There are some listed on ebay you could purchase:

http://shop.ebay.com.au/items/_W0QQ_sopZ12?_nkw=camps%205&_fromfsb=0&_trksid=m270.l1313

Also this is a good site too:

http://www.ozcamps.net/
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Re: Campervan Parking

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:37 pm

gayathri wrote: Looking at all the restrictions and hassles,


Restrictions will be relevant to the local areas and they will vary....best idea is to stay in caravan parks and thus avoid any potential for problems.
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby Titch » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:56 pm

Victoria is blessed with free camping.I work on Phillip Island often and around the area.
I have not seen free camping on the island.
All off the island
Here is a start,
http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources/04_1765.pdf
More here.
http://www.visitvictoria.com/displayobj ... 169D2143A/

Google free Camping Victoria and Parks Victoria. lots of camping on the coast around the 90 mile beach etc.
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:16 am

Where are you coming from??? Have you travelled within Oz before?

I agree with the others and would stick to caravan parks along your planned trip, you can also get great info from the owners of the parks regarding local attractions etc....and see alot more along the way.

Not knowing our country that well and not knowing what restrictions apply to each particular area (as they also change from state to state and you are going to be in 3 different states over 12 days) it could have a negative effect on your time here.

Caravan parks would be the way to go. Keep it simple.
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Re: Caravan Parking

Postby Bradd » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:35 pm

Use some common sense and you shouldn't have too much hassle.

Cities and large towns are where you are more likely to have trouble parking.
There is a RV Friendly town scheme :
http://www.cmca.net.au/pages/motorhomin ... Towns1.php
Not a huge amount of towns so far but if one is on your way,
you can feel more comfortable that you will be welcome there.
As already mentioned there are plenty of Free/Low cost camps along
the way and the Camps Australia Wide book has many of them listed.

When you stop along the way, be friendly and don't be afraid to ask other travellers
about good places as they may have recent knowledge of the good and the bad spots.

Information centres are very good places to find out what is available locally.

Plan ahead or stop early enough in the day to find a suitable place for the night.
Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations.
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